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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Sentencing Shan leaders for long prison terms condemned

[b]Sentencing Shan leaders for long prison terms condemned[/b]

[b]Bangkok, 09 November, ([/b] In secret trials, eight Shan political leaders were sentenced to lengthy prison terms announced a Rangoon court on November 2. Accordingly, 106 years of prison terms was handed down to the group's supreme leader Maj-Gen Hso Ten, and Hkun Htun Oo, Chairman of the United Nationalities Alliance -- Burma's foremost coalition of pro-democracy ethnic parties -- was sentenced to 93 years, with six other leaders also receivingmultiple life sentences.

Today the Karen National Union (KNU), issued statement condemning the Burma’s military regime sentencing long jail terms for the Shan leaders.

The KNU statement urged the military junta to release immediately the Shan Leaders unconditionally.

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